LeBron James Pens Op-Ed On Why He’s Endorsing Hillary Clinton For President

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LeBron James took to Business Insider Sunday (Oct. 2), to pen an op-ed where the three-time champ explained his reasoning behind the endorsement of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, as the next president of the United States of America.

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The 31-year-old reminisced on his childhood days growing up poor with his mother in Akron, Ohio, stating that Clinton “understands the struggles of a kid growing up in poverty.” James also compared his foundation’s values to that of Clinton’s, saying, “Like my foundation, Hillary has always been a champion for children and their futures. For over 40 years, she’s been working to improve public schools, expand access to health care, support children’s hospitals, and so much more.”

When I look at this year’s presidential race, it’s clear which candidate believes the same thing. Only one person running truly understands the struggles of an Akron child born into poverty. And when I think about the kinds of policies and ideas the kids in my foundation need from our government, the choice is clear. That candidate is Hillary Clinton.

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James believes Clinton will continue to “build on the legacy” that President Barack Obama has already started during his eight-year term as leader of the free world. If you remember back in 2008, less than a week before the election, James and Jay Z hosted a free concert for Ohio natives at the Quicken Loans Arena in support of Obama running for president.

The King joins a laundry list of athletes endorsing Clinton over Donald Trump in this year’s presidential election.